Visit Our Two Locations during Hudson’s Winter Walk 2018

The library joins the festivities of Hudson’s Winter Walk 2018, December 1, 5-8pm, in two different locations. Our Tween Advisory Council has created a winter hut in honor of the library and some of their favorite children’s literary characters including Peter from Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Harry Potter, and Gerald from the Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems. “It’s always a wonder to see the dedication our Tween Council members give when they participate in community projects. Creating a library scene in one of the winter park huts is very special because it’s for the younger children and the community to enjoy. There’s something nice about seeing a 10-year-old take responsibility for things,” stated Shanekia McIntosh, the library’s Youth Services and Program Assistant. Come and view this display in Public Square (7th Street Park) across from the St. Charles Hotel.

In addition, the library’s History Room will have an exhibit at 427 Warren Street (the former City of Hudson Police Station) featuring examples from the library’s Historic Hudson Postcard Collection and other historic images including photos of the holidays in Hudson from years past by Howard Gibson. Our local history researchers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss our resources. Friends of the Hudson Area Library will provide home-baked desserts. And, the History Room, will have tshirts, notecards and framed and unframed giclèe copies of Hudson maps from 1881 and 1923 for sale as well as rare local history books.

Emily Chameides, Library Director, commented, “We’re excited to take part in this beloved community event and we are particularly proud to have the work of our Tween Council and the wonderful resources of our History Room celebrated through our participation.”

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Incident Report Exhibit

The library is excited to announce that for the month of October the Tween Advisory Council is exhibiting creative writing made during our summer Creative Writing & Performance workshop with Nuyorican poet and editor Joey de Jesus. The Incident Report Viewing Station is located at 348 Warren St. The installation features two blown up works on paper and free copies of a zine made specifically for the exhibit.

INCIDENT REPORT is an experimental viewing station located in Hudson, NY. They offer an interface between the many publics of the street, and the concepts and issues generated by artists and social thinkers. They engage in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations. They are always open.

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Spirited Away (2002)

Program Description: Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present another Saturday Movie Matinee. This month’s feature will be of the Hayo Miyazki’s  classic Spirited Away. Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 4-7pm

Registration/Suggested Audience:  This movie is open to tweens, teens and families and is held as part of the Council’s ongoing Saturday Movie Matinee series. As usual for matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792

 

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Digital Dancing: Tween Performance & Technology

 

photo by Michael Hart

Program Description: In collaboration with NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum we are pleased to present a three day tween performance and media program intensive: “Digital Dancing” with teaching artist, choreographer & dancer Adam  H Weinert. 

Digital Dancing consists of repertory and creative movement workshops integrated with Augmented Reality technology in the form of a mobile app created specifically for this project. Tween participants will choreograph, perform, and film a site specific dance for an Augmented Reality installation at the library.  Using an app, visitors to the library will have the opportunity to view the performance by aiming their own devices at particular locations in the library space where the dance was performed.

Date/Time: Tuesday,  Wednesday & Friday, September 24 , 25 & 27, 3:30-5:30pm. Performance Friday, September 27, 6pm.  Please note there is no workshop on Thursday.

Target Audience: Tweens

Pre-Registration: Required. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the front desk of the library.

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Digital Dancing Performance

Friday, September 26, 6pm. A special performance in the main space of the library featuring library tweens and teens and Choreographer Adam H Weinert.

Choreographer & Dancer Adam H Weinert fresh from his triumphant performance at Jacob’s Pillow ( NYTIMES) has spent this week working with youth participants at the library to choreograph and present a first-of-its-kind live dance performance in the main library space. It’s the culmination of a two-day workshop for tweens and teens, incorporating dance and emerging technology.

Reception with complimentary food and drinks will follow the performance.

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Minecraft Club After-School and Saturday Sessions

The library’s Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and fight together on our special servers, is back to its after-school and Saturday sessions. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode! These club meetings are Wednesdays 3:30 – 5pm beginning September 5, led by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Costa, and Saturdays 12 – 2pm beginning September 29, with Sonia Ruscoe, artist and game enthusiast based in Hudson. 

To register for either session, email reference@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x100, or visit the main desk in the library. Please note that the pre-existing Wednesday session is full as of this writing, but we can add you to a waitlist.

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Tween Advisory Council Wants You!

Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is looking to expand it’s membership! After a successful summer filled with programs and events for tweens by tweens the council is beginning to set it’s sights on ways to expand their programming for the fall/winter and beyond!  The council is actively looking for new perspectives to help aide their mission.

The Tween Advisory Council meets twice a month to plan & execute clubs, events and workshops for the enjoyment of their peers. This is a great opportunity to learn skills in decision-making, promotion and collaboration! If you are between the ages of 8-12 then you are eligible to join! If interested please contact Shanekia, Youth Services & Programs Assistant at youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 for more details on how to join!

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FREE Hudson Summer Youth Bus (Ages K – 12)

Beginning Monday, July 16 – Friday, August 10, a free bus will run from Philmont through Stottville into Hudson for Youth, Grades  K-12, in the morning at 8:15am and returning after 4:00pm. The route begins in downtown Philmont, goes through Claverack, Stottville and Greenport and continues to Hudson, dropping youth off at summer programs at Oakdale Lake, the Youth Clubhouse, the Hudson Area Library and Kite’s Nest. The bus will return from those locations in the afternoon, dropping off at the same stops as it picked up. If your child wants to ride the bus, fill out the registration form and permission slip, which can be found online at  tinyurl.com/hudson-youth-bus or hand in paper forms to the bus driver. Paper copies and copies of the stops on the bus route will be available at the library.
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